Benzene vs Diesel - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between benzene and diesel

is that benzene is benzene (aromatic compound) while diesel is diesel fuel.



  • (organic compound) An aromatic hydrocarbon of formula C6H6 whose structure consists of a ring of alternate single and double bonds.
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  • (organic chemistry, in combination) Sometimes used in place of the phenyl group.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from "benzene") * benz- * benzenoid * benzeneamine * benzeneazo * benzeneazothiocarbonyl * benzenecyclopentadienyliron * benzenediamine * benzenediazo * benzenediazoate * benzenediazonium * benzenedicarbonyl * benzeneethanol * benzenehexacarboxylic * benzenehexoxide * benzeneiron * benzeneperoxyseleninic * benzeneperoxysulfonic * benzeneruthenium * benzeneseleninic * benzeneselenonate * benzeneselenonic * benzenesulfinato * benzenesulfinyl * benzenesulfonate * benzenesulfonic * benzenesulfonyl * benzenesulfonylhydrazide * benzenesulfonylperoxosulfate * benzenesulphonothioic * benzenethiol * benzo-

    See also

    * cyclohexane * cyclohexene * cycloalkane * cycloalkene * cyclohexatriene ----



    (wikipedia diesel)


  • A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
  • A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
  • (UK, slang) snakebite and black
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
  • (automotive) For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
  • The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling .

    Derived terms

    * biodiesel * dieselization * red diesel

    See also

    * diesel engine * diesel knock * derv


    * * English eponyms ----